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Orlando: A Biography
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Virginia Woolf; Sandra M. Gilbert;...
A playful mock 'biography' of a chameleonic historical figure, immortal and ageless, who changes sex and identity on a whim.
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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a...
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Kate Summerscale
 
Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced...
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The Battle of the Atlantic: How the...
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Jonathan Dimbleby
 
The Battle of the Atlantic was the single most important - and longest - campaign of the Second World War. If Britain lost this vital supply route it lost the...
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Death and Mr Pickwick
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Stephen Jarvis
 
On 31 March 1836 the publishers Chapman and Hall launched the first issue of a new monthly periodical entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. The fame of Mr...
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Zero Zero Zero
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Roberto Saviano
 
An expose of dirty money and the drug trade that reveals how they are at the heart of our lives, our economy, and our world.
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The Lost Tommies
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Ross Coulthart
 
'Lost Tommies' brings together stunning never-before-seen images of Western Front tommies and their amazing stories in a beautiful collection that is part thriller, part family history and part national archive.
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On the Road... with Kids: One ...
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John Ahern
 
Craving a great adventure, John Ahern buys a battered campervan online, aiming to spend a year travelling on the road... with kids. Taking their children through 30 countries on a...
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Parliament Ltd: A Journey to the Dark...
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Martin Williams
 
Investigative journalist Martin Williams lifts the lid on the hidden greed and corruption within British politics in this explosive expose.
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Zero Footprint: The True Story of a...
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Simon Chase
 
An insider account of the shadowy world of private military contracting.
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My Dear Ones: One Family and the ...
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Jonathan Wittenberg
 
A family's story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people.
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24 Hours on the Somme: My Experiences...
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Edward G.D. Liveing
 
A rare and forgotten first hand account of the first day of the Battle of the Somme by a British infantry soldier who went 'over the top' and survived.
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The Penguin Lessons
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Tom Michell
 
Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in...
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War Dogs: How Three Stoners from ...
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Guy Lawson
 
In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach won a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order...
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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
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Sebastian Junger
 
From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American...
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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story...
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Jonathan S. Franklin
 
On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out...
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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden...
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Edmund De Waal
A memoir that traces the network of a remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. It tells the story of a unique collection which passed from hand to...
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